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News roundup: NY sues the Donald over Trump University

Published August 26, 2013 9:30 am
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NY dings the Donald over Trump University. Lee vows NSA hearings on Olympic spying. Remembering the "Dream" speech.

Happy Monday. Donald Trump is under fire again, and this time he faces a $40 million lawsuit alleging he promised to help make students at Trump University rich but they only got to sit through lectures. Trump shot back, claiming that his students have a 98 percent approval rate of the school and the New York attorney general was playing politics. [NYTimes]

Topping the news: A new group in Washington with Utah ties is attempting to help returning soldiers transition to civilian life. [Trib]

-> Sen. Mike Lee says there will be congressional hearings into the report that the NSA and FBI intercepted all email and text messages during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. [KUTV]

-> Open comment periods at public meetings are a way for the public to speak back to its government, but risk managers fear it could open up local governments to lawsuits. [Trib]

-> Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech still resonates with Utahns 50 years later, including an aide to Sen. Orrin Hatch. [Trib]

-> Utah colleges and universities are struggling to deal with the expanded wave of students leaving on Mormon missions but coping by recruiting out of state. [Trib]

Tweet of the day: From @samir: "I just met you and this is crazy but here is your SSN and all of your online history for the past 17 years #NSAPickUpLines" (Relevant: [WSJ])

Opinion section: The Utah state court administrator says the process to expunge a juvenile record is too complicated. [Trib]

-> Immigration advocates cite Utah examples as a reason the state's members of Congress should support comprehensive immigration reform. [Trib]

-> The medical director at the Pioneer Clinic in Draper is urging Utahns to support a federal rule that would force Rocky Mountain Power to clean up emissions. [Trib]

-> An Alliance for a Better Utah official says there should be a review of why Utahns' voter turnout is so low. [Trib]

-> A USU professor says the discussion of individual liberty and freedom should include a push for environmental stewardship. [Trib]

-> A U. communication professor says the idea of connecting every one in the world to the Internet isn't as noble as it seems. [Trib]

-> Paul Rolly says it shouldn't be a surprise that SL Co. GOP Chairman Chad Bennion is controversial and Republicans should have seen it coming. [Trib]

-> Rolly also notes some more speed traps out there for Salt Lake-area drivers. [Trib]

-> Pat Bagley offers his take on Rep. Chris Stewart with regard to climate change. [Trib]

-> LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli discuss Rep. Rob Bishop's public lands initiative and why Utah continues to own a great economy. [DNews]

-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett says Washington is confused, not corrupt and we should all head Richard Nixon's advice to "lower our voices." [DNews]

Weekend in review: Utah is hoping to be one of six test sites the FAA will name to try out unmanned drones. [Trib]

-> Former SLC Mayor Rocky Anderson says the NSA spying is the scandal of the century and is weighing a lawsuit over the alleged snooping from the Salt Lake Olympics. [Trib]

-> It's been six years since the Crandall Canyon mine tragedy but Utah miners say they don't feel safe with all the cookie-cutter federal safety rules being handed down. [DNews]

-> After a backlash last November, the Salt Lake County Council is looking to make proposals for raising taxes more transparent. [Trib]

-> Our D.C. Notebook looks at how Sen. Mike Lee had to come to the defense, somewhat, of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's fishing trip. [Trib]

-> The EPA says Utah's oversight of air pollution isn't open or fair in some areas. [Trib]

-> A North Salt Lake refinery will pay a fine and has agreed to an $18 million investment in emission controls as part of a plea deal. [Trib]

-> Opponents of the Affordable Care Act visited Hatch's office to push him to join Sen. Mike Lee in trying to halt any funding for Obamacare. [Spectrum]

-> The owner of a carriage horse that fell ill recently sent a photo to the news media to prove the horse was doing well, except that she later confessed the photo was of another horse. [Trib]

Nationally: An amazing read in The Washington Post about the fear that surrounded the original 1963 March on Washington. JFK has pre-signed orders to allow the national guard to intercede had riots broken out. [WaPost]

-> Defending the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama noted during a town hall that the idea came from Mitt Romney's Massachusetts law. [TPM]

-> A German magazine reports that the NSA spied on the United Nations by decrypting its internal video system. [AP]

Where are they?

WVC Mayor Mike Winder attends the Salt Lake County Tourism, Recreation, Cultural and Convention Facilities Advisory Board meeting.

President Barack Obama meets with faith leaders to discuss the Anniversary of the March on Washington, awards U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and chats with the 2013 Urban Debate National Tournament champions.

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— Thomas BurrTwitter.com/thomaswburr






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